As one of the only music departments in the country with a contemporary focus, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) at CU Denver provides the guidance, knowledge and expertise needed to transform your passion for music into a lifelong profession.
Our alumni have won Emmy Awards for sound recording and have toured the world with their bands. Whether you’re interested in building the business or creating the sound, MEIS offers four programs that prepare students for careers in the arts and entertainment industries through intense focus on commercial music business and styles.
Music Business at CU Denver has again been recognized as an international leader, earning a spot on Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2020. This is the third time CU Denver has been included on the listing, and this year Billboard examines specifically how it’s unique curriculum is shaping the industries future.
Electron Digital Instrument curriculum launched at CU Denver makes the MEIS one of the leaders in contemporary music education.
Amplify Music asks how can we learn from other local communities creating resilience in the music social/structural disruption/reconstruction under COVID-19?
College Gazette just named CU Denver a 10 Best Hidden Gem University, drawing special attention to the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, as "one of the few schools nationwide with a music program focusing on contemporary popular music."
Drew Young, CU Denver visiting professor of Music Business, brings experience as a music industry pro and a lifelong recording artist to "understand and teach music not just as a product– but from its emotional core.”
Students will harness the expertise of industry and thought leadership within the framework of two unique courses–Music Cities and Music Tourism– to make real impact on music ecosystems in communities and the creative economy.
DeVine, a student at University of Colorado Denver, writes songs grounded by strong, reliable pop-ballad beats and suffused with celestial electronic ornaments.